The Forgotten Art: Developing New Writers for Your Worship

A look at writing in worship.

Carol Rottman

A year ago, I received a brochure inviting me to the Calvin Symposium of Worship, 2005. Even though the dates precluded my attendance, I could not put down the striking booklet, full of black and white pictures of hands: clapping, praying, welcoming, signing hands—hands performing on musical instruments, in drama and painting. The photographer beautifully depicted hands not only engaged in communal worship but also in preparation for worship, across generational and cultural divides. But although the first page listed Word, Music, Vision, and Action as foci of the annual gathering—one picture was missing: a hand holding a pen.

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